SCHEMES OF MAHARASHTRA STATE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
a. COLD STORAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME
The MSAMB has launched "Cold Storage subsidy scheme" from 1st of August
2004 in the State.
The scheme details are as follows:
i. Pattern of Assistance
Subsidy @ 25 % of the total project cost with maximum limit of Rs 2.5 lakhs per
The beneficiary will be eligible for getting subsidy from other financial institutions
The beneficiary can get subsidy for more than one cold storage.
ii. Features of the Scheme
Subsidy is available for capacity up to 100 MT cold storage.
The per MT cost of the project is considered @ Rs 10000/- per MT.
The per MT subsidy rate is considered @ Rs 2500 /- per MT.
In-principle approval from MSAMB for the project is necessary.
The Detail Project Report (DPR) of the cold storage must be of the MSAMB
he plan and estimates of the project should be according to the norms finalized
by the MSAMB
iii. Eligible Organizations
The eligible promoters under the scheme shall include Agriculture Produce Market
Committees, Co-operative Societies engaged in Processing/Marketing of Fruits
vegetables flowers, Co-operative sugar factories, Agri. Producers Co-operative
(Scheme is applicable for Promoters from the Maharashtra State)
b. ONION STORAGE STRUCTURE
MSAMB with the help of NABARD and National Research Centre for Onion and
Garlic, Rajguru nagar has developed revised plan for scientific onion storage (Kanda
chawl) to promote onion producers for scientific onion storage. The onion storage as
per this plan will minimize the storage losses and quality deterioration of the onion
which will in turn help the farmers to fetch better prices for their produce. To
encourage the farmers for setting up of scientific onion storage systems, MSAMB
has formulated the subsidy scheme for scientific onion storage. On the same line,
Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra State is also implementing the subsidy
scheme for scientific onion storage. To get benefit of this scheme farmer should
erect onion storage structure according to proposed plan only. The construction cost
of the onion storage structure is assumed at Rs. 6000/- per MT for this scheme. As
per the scheme, subsidy to the extent of Rs.1500/- per MT storage capacity. The
onion storage structure of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 50 MT capacity are eligible for subsidy.
Agriculture department is giving subsidy of Rs. 1000/- per MT for onion storage &
after that MSAMB will give Rs. 500/- subsidy for above mentioned capacity of onion
storage. The scientific drawing on modern lines and cost estimates for onion storage
structures are available at free of cost with Head Office, Divisional Offices of
MSAMB and Taluka Agriculture Officer, Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Societies.
Beneficiaries of Scheme
The main beneficiaries of this scheme implemented by MSAMB & Agriculture
Department are individual farmers then the proposal of onion grower's co-operative
societies are considered.